• SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATES: NCAG Office will not retry Randall "Wes" Kerrick


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charges have been dismissed against CMPD officer Randall "Wes" Kerrick, the North Carolina Attorney General's Office said in a statement Friday.

    Randall "Wes" Kerrick is accused of shooting and killing Jonathan Ferrell, an unarmed man.

    Kerrick was among three officers who were called to Reedy Creek Road around 2:30 a.m. Sept. 14, 2013.

    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said Ferrell ran toward the officers when they arrived. One of the officers deployed his Taser, but it was unsuccessful. Kerrick fired his weapon 12 times at close range. Ten of the shots hit Ferrell, killing him.

    Below are social media updates during the trial. Follow #KerrickTrial on Twitter for the latest:

    <div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/wsoctv/trial-starts-for-cmpd-officer-randall-wes-kerrick/embed?header=none" width="100%" height="750" frameborder="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/wsoctv/trial-starts-for-cmpd-officer-randall-wes-kerrick.js?header=none"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/wsoctv/trial-starts-for-cmpd-officer-randall-wes-kerrick" target="_blank">View the story "Trial starts for CMPD officer Randall 'Wes' Kerrick" on Storify</a>]<h1>Trial starts for CMPD officer Randall 'Wes' Kerrick</h1><h2>Kerrick is accused of shooting and killing unarmed Jonathan Ferrell on Sept. 14, 2013. Kerrick was charged with voluntary manslaughter.</h2><p>Storified by <a href="https://storify.com/wsoctv">wsoctv</a>&middot; Mon, Jul 20 2015 12:00:51</p><div>Demonstrators slow to arrive at Marshall Park in advance of opening of Kerrick trial. http://t.co/Q1f49hsKurjim bradley</div><div>At 7:25 on #TV64: Latest on #KerrickTrial. Jury selection starts today. See timeline of events http://t.co/8wH6PlzosZ http://t.co/uvvCaPKbU5WSOCTV</div><div>Just waking up? We have a new hour of @wsoctv #Daybreak. @StephanieWSOC9 reports #KerrickTrial jury selection starts today. See you in 2 minAllison Latos</div><div>Next, jury selection starts today in #KerrickTrial. @StephanieWSOC9 reports on how @CMPD is working to prevent unrest. @wsoctv 5:30amAllison Latos</div><div>&quot;We don't want any violence.  None.&quot; #ferrellrally #KerrickTrial @wsoctv http://t.co/LVLFy6MBCUTrish Williford</div><div>&quot;Peace begins now&quot; ~ New Outreach Church #KerrickTrial @wsoctv http://t.co/ysPSa94wt3Trish Williford</div></noscript></div>

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